Sequoia Financial Advisors Has Lifted Stake in Williams Sonoma (WSM) by $2.03 Million; American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) Share Price Declined While Springbok Capital Management Cut Its Position

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc increased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) by 88.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc bought 41,482 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 88,109 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.39M, up from 46,627 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc who had been investing in Williams Sonoma Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.59B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $54.55. About 66,662 shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Gavin Saitowitz decreased its stake in American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) by 56.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Springbok Capital Management Llc sold 39,348 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.44% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Gavin Saitowitz held 29,965 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $651,000, down from 69,313 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Springbok Capital Management Llc who had been investing in American Homes 4 Rent for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $19.185. About 45,093 shares traded. American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) has risen 26.87% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.17% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 49 investors sold WSM shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 85.15 million shares or 2.32% more from 83.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Davenport & Ltd holds 107,621 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Afam Capital, Texas-based fund reported 41,002 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Logan Cap Mngmt Inc invested in 218,516 shares or 0.78% of the stock. Moreover, Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.07% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 28,900 shares. Kcm Advsrs Ltd reported 106,810 shares. Old Second Bankshares Of Aurora accumulated 250 shares or 0% of the stock. Fisher Asset Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 28,158 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Inc stated it has 246,030 shares. Amp Cap Invsts Ltd stated it has 8,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Ironwood Investment Management Limited Co has 0.34% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). New Amsterdam Limited Liability Corporation owns 47,445 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Eaton Vance holds 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 22,580 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 0.02% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 202,824 shares. American Group Inc holds 0.03% or 174,858 shares in its portfolio.

Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.18 billion and $844.33 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (EFV) by 10,113 shares to 16,555 shares, valued at $904,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHA) by 14,810 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,867 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHE).

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 98 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Thursday, August 25 with “Neutral”. Oppenheimer maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 25 by Barclays Capital. Oppenheimer maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Thursday, August 25 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.59 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold AMH shares while 65 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 249.20 million shares or 4.34% more from 238.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Howe And Rusling Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) for 66 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc has 0% invested in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny has invested 0% in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). 158,958 were accumulated by Great West Life Assurance Can. 6.09M are owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Minnesota-based Advantus Mgmt has invested 0.34% in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). California-based Telos Management has invested 0.08% in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability accumulated 35,834 shares or 0% of the stock. Raymond James Assocs holds 433,146 shares. Highlander Management Llc has 11,225 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru accumulated 211,287 shares. Paloma Prns Mgmt invested in 16,073 shares or 0% of the stock. Qs Invsts Lc has 7,117 shares. Monarch Prtn Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 1.03% in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). Sterling Ltd Liability Co, North Carolina-based fund reported 75,000 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. American Homes 4 Rent had 23 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by JP Morgan. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Mizuho to “Buy”. The firm has “In-Line” rating by Evercore given on Monday, June 5. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Monday, December 4 to “Outperform”. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 9 by Mizuho. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 24 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the shares of AMH in report on Thursday, December 7 to “Buy” rating.

Springbok Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.29B and $1.11 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) by 4,461 shares to 19,755 shares, valued at $3.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) by 146,141 shares in the quarter, for a total of 204,031 shares, and has risen its stake in Chemours Co.

Analysts await American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.26 per share. AMH’s profit will be $88.97 million for 18.45 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by American Homes 4 Rent for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.00% EPS growth.

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